The Golden House
On the day of Barack Obama's inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of 'the Gardens, ' a cloistered community in New York's Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are imm... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||New York (N.Y.), Humorous fiction, Rich people, Audiobooks, Family secrets
||General & Literary Fiction
Description of this Book
Told in Salman Rushdie's unparalleled prose, this inventive and timely new novel follows a real-estate tycoon and his mysterious, powerful family. In scope and literary ambition, it's The Great Gatsby meets The Bonfire of the Vanities--a contemporary saga with wonderful, moving characters and a gripping story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics since the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Praise for Salman Rushdie -A glittering novelist--one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling.---The New Yorker -[A] writer of courage, impressive strength . . . and sheer stylistic brilliance.---The Washington Post Book World -Swift in Gulliver's Travels, Voltaire in Candide, Sterne in Tristram Shandy . . . [Rushdie] is very much a latter-day member of their company.---The New York Times Book Review -One of the major literary voices of our time.---San Francisco Chronicle -Rushdie's synthesizing energy, the way he brings together ancient myth and old story, contemporary incident and archetypal emotion, transfigures reason into a waking dream.---Los Angeles Times -The most original imagination writing today.---Nadine Gordimer -Rushdie is our Scheherazade.---Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian -Everywhere he takes us there is both love and war, in strange and terrifying combinations, painted in swaying, swirling, world-eating prose that annihilates the borders between East and West, love and hate, our private lives and the history we make.---Time
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